Today we are excited to bring to you a special Guest Designer, Joyce Lau. Joyce was a Makeover Monday winner in August. Would you like a chance to be featured on Paper Crafter’s Library? Here’s how:
At the end of each month, we will draw one name from all our Makeover Monday participants and the winner will be featured as a guest designer on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog as well as our Facebook page. As a guest designer, we’ll feature your biography, some of your favourite paper crafting projects and we’ll link to your blog.
Since I was a child I have enjoyed paper crafts. My favorite was origami with making different kinds of boxes a close second. Now I focus more on scrapbooking and cardmaking. Some people believe that it is a hobby for moms and moms only. I disagree. It is a hobby for anyone who likes to preserve memories and celebrate relationships. I like to make pages for my family after our gatherings and I like to send hand-made cards for the special people in my life.
I became a Close to My Heart Consultant in late 2009 and have been enjoying its products and the friendship I have made with other people who share the same passion. I started my blog in early 2012 and am so glad that I did! Before entering the blogging world, I basically had no way to keep track of how a card was made. Now that I have could use my blog as a repository. In addition, I love participating in the challenges. They are such a great source of inspiration and I realize that by playing along my creativity is enhanced. My style is clean and simple.
Yet I am stepping outside my comfort zone to try different things. I am interested in learning new techniques and using new products. I hope that one day I could master a lot of techniques and use a handful of them to finish a complicated project. Apart from paper crafting, I also enjoy cleaning up my craft area, travelling, watching movies with friends and girls’ night out.
I’m sharing three cards with Paper Crafter’s Library:
1. For you card
a. This card measures 5” x 7”. This card uses the Avonlea paper packet and the Slate Satin Polka-Dot Ribbon flower as an accent. It was super fun to make the flower! The flower is actually made of two flowers – a small one layered on the big one. For the big one, I just ran a thin thread along the seam of the ribbon with running stitches and pulled it tight to form the flower. Then for the smaller one, I folded the ribbon into half and did the same. To finish it off, I added some Sparkles Flourishes that appear to extend from it and a Rhinestone Designer Brad to the center. The flower looks very elegant and I think I’m going to make one as a brooch for myself!
2. Thanks card
a. The card measures 3.5” x 8”. I covered the card base with Clementine patterned paper as the background. The word “thanks” was cut with the Close to My Heart Artiste Cricut cartridge. I added some sparkles to make it pop. Then to give it some interest to the stamped image, I added a Shimmer Designer Brad in the center and added some Almond Glitz Glitter Gel.
3. Thank you from the bottom of my heart card
a. Finally, I’m sharing a card that I “cased” myself. This card measures 4.25” x 5.5”. I used random stamping to create my own patterned paper, added some rhinestones and stamped a sentiment. To finish it up I accordion-folded the Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon to put it next to the sentiment. I truly enjoy using clear stamps because it gives me the ability to see exactly where I stamp and thus random stamping can be easily achieved.
We hope you have enjoyed Joyce’s projects. Be sure to check out her blog here. We look forward to next month’s Makeover Monday Guest Designer. Could it be you?